Am I a Good Candidate for Implants?
Determining if you are a good candidate for dental implants is the first step in making your decision whether to choose this procedure. This process begins with an in-depth consultation with your implant dentist. He will evaluate your goals, your health, and your specific needs to determine if implants are the best solution for you.
Several factors can affect your decision whether to use implants or traditional dentures to replace your missing teeth. These can include:
• Your general overall health
• The condition of your jawbone
• Presence of specific problems such as diabetes or osteoporosis
Some issues that might make it difficult for you to have implants placed can be addressed before your implant procedure. This can include bone grafts to shore up a weak jawbone and treatment for gum disease to improve the chances of a successful implant procedure. Your implant dentist can also help you decide what type of implant procedure will work best for you.
Implants vs. Dentures
Implants offer numerous advantages over traditional dentures. Because of these advantages, implants have become a popular alternative to dentures and bridges. Among other things, implants:
• Provide a permanent, natural-looking solution
• Help keep your jawbone healthy
• Don’t require other teeth to be modified to make room
• Give you confidence in your new smile
Because implants are rooted directly into the jawbone, they help stimulate growth of the bone. They are also stationary in the mouth so you don’t have to worry that they will slip or fall out while you are eating or talking. Implants also don’t add bulk to the mouth like dentures do, making it much easier to adjust to your new teeth.
To find out if dental implants or dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with our implant dentist, Dr. Nicholas Kemp. Please contact our office at 416-922-1012 to book your appointment.